Our Courses
TRY IT
 
Intro Scuba
<p>Intro Scuba<br></p>
Price: $35.00
If you are considering taking up diving, but you are not sure if this is the thing for you,is just what you are looking for. Think of it as the try before you commit course.
This 2 hours experience will teach you how to use the equipment in shallow water ( swimming-pool or shore), and get an introduction on how easy ( and fun) it is to explore the underwater world.
After completion of this course, you will be able to join us on a try-dive from a boat, or if you decide to continue toward the full course the fee will come off the price of the course.

Included

  • Digital “Try Scuba” course (optional)
  • 1 Classroom & Pool Session
  • All Equipment

Pre-requisite

  • 10 + years old
  • Completion of Medical form - If you answer "YES" to any of the medical question you MUST have a signed doctors release before the start of the course
  • Basic Swimming Skills

What you will need

  • Swimm-wear
  • Towel
  • Smiles

Course Overview

  • Duration 2 to 3 hours
  • Theorie digital elearning + 1 hour briefing from your instructor
  • Confined water
Try Dive from Boat
<p>Intro Scuba<br></p>
Price: from 55 US$
After completing the Intro Scuba course, here comes the real fun.
You will come on a boat and put into pratice your recently learned skills and get to do a dive down to 6 meters ( 20 ft) to 12 meters ( 40 ft) under direct supersion of an instructor or divemaster.
The choice of the dive sites will depend on the condition of the day, but a lot of sites in Las Terrenas are suitable.
The shipwreck in Samana bay is also an option.
Contact us and we will personalize the options available for you.

Included

  • Boat
  • Water and snacks on the boat
  • All Equipment

Pre-requisite

  • 10 + years old
  • Completion of Medical form - If you answer "YES" to any of the medical question you MUST have a signed doctors release before the start of the course
  • Recent completion of the Intro Scuba course ( or equivalent) and ability to do the 4 basic skills

What you will need

  • Swimm-wear
  • Towel
  • Smiles

Course Overview

  • Duration 2 to 5 hours
  • Briefing before the dive
  • Dive in the Ocean under direct supervision
Tandem Dive
<p>Intro Scuba<br></p>
Price: from 75 US$
The NAUI Tandem Scuba Dive is a premiere, private, one-on-one scuba diving experience for those who are interested in exploring our underwater world for the first time or you are on vacation and just want to dive.
With a one-to-one participant-to-Instructor ratio, NAUI Tandem divers receive 100% of the Instructor’s attention throughout the experience.
Discover the exotic animal life and reef structures that lie just beneath the surface while you experience the weightless feeling of diving underwater with the NAUI Tandem Diving Experience!

Included

  • Boat
  • Water and snacks on the boat
  • All Equipment

Pre-requisite

  • 10 + years old
  • Completion of Medical form - If you answer "YES" to any of the medical question you MUST have a signed doctors release before the start of the course

What you will need

  • Swimm-wear
  • Towel
  • Smiles

Course Overview

  • Duration 2 to 5 hours
  • Briefing before the dive
  • Dive in the Ocean 1 on 1 with an Instructor
LEVEL 1 - LEARN IT
 
Open Water Course
<p>Intro Scuba<br></p>
Price: from 375 US$
You are 3 steps - 4 days away to get qualified to explore the underwater world to 18 meters - 60ft
STEP 1 : ONLINE TRAINING COURSE
Download your course, and start studying in the confort of your home. Your Instructor will be available to answer any question.
STEP 2 : CLASSROOM AND POOL DIVES
Receive personal instruction from your instructor, review the main points of the course, review the quizzes, take your final exam, get fitted with the equipment and learn and pratice the basic scuba diving skills and techniques untill you are confident with them.
STEP 3 : OPEN WATER CERTFICATION DIVES ( 4 or 5)
This is what the course was all about! We now take you diving in the ocean, where you get to practise your skills that you learnt in the pool. As an added bonus we also do some diving just for the fun of it. We do four or 5 dives altogether, after which you are ready to get certified!

Included

  • Elearning system ( that you can access for life )
  • Classroom
  • Pool Trained
  • Open Water dives
  • Digital Certification
  • All Equipment

Pre-requisite

  • 10 + years old
  • Completion of Medical form - If you answer "YES" to any of the medical question you MUST have a signed doctors release before the start of the course
  • Online learning course should be completed before the start of classroom and pool sessions

What you will need

  • Swimm-wear
  • Towel
  • A snack to eat and something to drink during the day
  • Sunscreen
  • Pen and Paper to take notes
  • Lunch money or pack lunch

Course Overview

  • Duration 4 to 5 days - these days do not need to be done consecutively and can be split in between half-days to accomodate your schedule
  • On Theory days will start at 9AM, on dive days 8AM


Passport Course
<p>Intro Scuba<br></p>
Price: from 220 US$
The ideal introduction to Scuba Diving, especially if your leisure time is limited.
It’s an all fun course with minimal classroom study and allows you to very quickly enjoy visiting the undersea world.
Qualify you to 12 meters, always accompanied by an Instructor or Divemaster.
STEP 1 : ONLINE TRAINING COURSE
Download your course, and start studying in the confort of your home ( 2 hours)
STEP 2 : CLASSROOM AND POOL DIVES
Review the quizzes, get fitted with the equipment and learn and pratice the basic scuba diving skills and techniques untill you are confident with them.
STEP 3 : OPEN WATER CERTFICATION DIVES( 2)
This is what the course was all about! We now take you diving in the ocean to 12 meters maximum. We do 2 dives after which you are ready to get certified!

Included

  • Elearning system ( that you can access for life )
  • Classroom
  • Open Water dives (2)
  • Digital Certification
  • All Equipment

Pre-requisite

  • 10 + years old
  • Completion of Medical form - If you answer "YES" to any of the medical question you MUST have a signed doctors release before the start of the course
  • Online learning course should be completed before the start of classroom and pool sessions

What you will need

  • Swimm-wear
  • Towel
  • A snack to eat and something to drink during the day
  • Sunscreen
  • Pen and Paper to take notes
  • Lunch money or pack lunch

Course Overview

  • Duration 1.5 to 2 days - these days do not need to be done consecutively and can be split in between half-days to accomodate your schedule
  • On Theory days will start at 9AM, on dive days 8AM


LEVEL 2 - Advance Your Diving
 
Advanced Open Water Course
<p>Intro Scuba<br></p>
Price: from 325 US$
This is where the fun begins.
The Open Water course taught you how to dive.
The Advanced course will teach you how to get good at it.
Build up your confidence and increase your confort by receiving additional training or orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions.
Get qualified to 40 meters - 130 ft
Experience six specialitys.
3 are mandatory (deep, navigation, night or low visibility) plus three additional dives based on your individual preferences and available options.

Included

  • Elearning system ( that you can access for life )
  • Classroom
  • Open Water dives (6)
  • Digital Certification
  • All Equipment

Pre-requisite

  • Open Water Certified
  • 10 + years old
  • Completion of Medical form - If you answer "YES" to any of the medical question you MUST have a signed doctors release before the start of the course

What you will need

  • Swimm-wear
  • Towel
  • A snack to eat and something to drink during the day
  • Sunscreen
  • Pen and Paper to take notes
  • Lunch money or pack lunch

Course Overview

  • Duration 2.5 to 3 days - these days do not need to be done consecutively and can be split in between half-days to accomodate your schedule



Specialities
 
Rescue Course
<p>Intro Scuba<br></p>
Price: from 255 US$
This Specialty Course equips recreational divers with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively handle limited in-water problems, diving emergencies and to provide basic first aid. A strenuous but fun course.

Included

  • Elearning system ( that you can access for life )
  • Classroom
  • Confined Water Training
  • Open Water dives (2)
  • Digital Certification
  • All Equipment

Pre-requisite

  • Open Water Certified
  • 10 + years old
  • Completion of Medical form - If you answer "YES" to any of the medical question you MUST have a signed doctors release before the start of the course

What you will need

  • Swimm-wear
  • Towel
  • A snack to eat and something to drink during the day
  • Sunscreen
  • Pen and Paper to take notes
  • Lunch money or pack lunch

Course Overview

  • Duration 3 days - these days do not need to be done consecutively and can be split in between half-days to accomodate your schedule



Level 3
 
Master Scuba Diver
<p>Intro Scuba<br></p>
Price: from 825 US$
This certification is recognised as being the highest rated non professional certification in the world. Geared for divers wishing to further their education, this course requires a minimum of 26 hours course time – including at least 8 Open Water dives -and a final exam. It provides a greater understanding of scuba diving and is an excellent progression toward NAUI Leadership roles.

Included

  • Elearning system ( that you can access for life )
  • Classroom
  • Open Water dives (8 minimum)
  • Digital Certification
  • All Equipment

Pre-requisite

  • Advanced Open Water Certified
  • 15 + years old
  • Completion of Medical form - If you answer "YES" to any of the medical question you MUST have a signed doctors release before the start of the course

What you will need

  • Swimm-wear
  • Towel
  • A snack to eat and something to drink during the day
  • Sunscreen
  • Pen and Paper to take notes
  • Lunch money or pack lunch

Course Overview

  • Duration 6 to 8 days - these days do not need to be done consecutively and can be split in between half-days to accomodate your schedule



Become a PRO
 
FIT

Think you're fit to be a dive leader? FIT (Familiarization - Instruction - Testing) will test your skills and tell you where you stand in terms of your readiness to become a dive leader.

This course can be taught in an intensive program or as part of an internship

Divemaster

During your DM training, you will learn how a dive operation works, develop your interpersonal skills and enhance your waterskills to that of a NAUI Assistant Instructor.

This course can be taught in an intensive program or as part of an internship

Instructor

During this challenging course, you will learn effective methods to teach NAUI scuba and skin diving courses in compliance with current Standards.

This course can be taught in an intensive program or as part of an internship


Why NAUI ?

What does the US Navy SEALs, Coast Guard and Kevin Costner have in Common?
In the United States, US Navy SEALs, Coast Guard rescue divers and other special military forces are trained to NAUI standards as part of their overall training with open and closed circuit rebreathers; the US National Parks Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) divers receive NAUI training and certifications.
In dozens of nations around the world, countless police, fire & rescue personnel, government officials, public and private security teams; Olympians such as 1996 Decathlon winner Dan O’Brien, actors like Kevin Costner and “Sea Hunt’s” Lloyd Bridges, even characters from movies, sports teams and live entertainment are NAUI trained and certified divers.
The very long list of NAUI members includes Olympians and professional athletes like world-class golfer Tiger Woods; world-famous actors such as China’s Mark Cheng, movie stuntmen and women, musicians and performers; well-known doctors, scientists, astronauts, aquanauts, business people and corporate leaders, politicians, statesmen, military leaders and even royalty.
NAUI members are everywhere, in every walk of life, training and certifying the best divers in the world!

Payment, Refund and Cancellation Policy


PAYMENT POLICY
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
Payment is due in full 24 hours prior to the start of the excursion.

REFUND and CANCELLATION POLICY
  Refund for diving, snorkeling, courses and other excursions
  • Cancellation more than 24 hours prior to Dive/Snorkel/Excursion/Course start : full refund. 
  • Cancellations without notice or same day cancellations : No Refund or voucher.
  • Cancellations due to sickness or other medical condition, which prevents client from diving/snorkeling or excursion: We would request a written statement by a medical doctor, in which case we will do everything possible to reschedule the Dive/Snorkel/Excursion without extra cost. If rescheduling isn’t possible within holiday’s timeframe, the client shall receive full refund

Cancellation policy for diving, snorkeling and other excursions

  • All dive/snorkel/excursions will commence as scheduled, without further notice from The Dive Academy
  • For closed port situations or bad weather, exchange products or rescheduling and/or other alternatives will be offered.
  • Cancellations by The Dive Academy due to any reason will result in 100% refund.
  • Cancellations due to sickness, must be justified in writing by a Medical authority.
  • Rainy or cloudy weather are no valid reasons for cancellation by client, we strictly follow harbour master recommendations on when to cancel a tour.
  • A “No Show” without notice in advance is equivalent to a cancellation without notice.

Cancellation policy for packages of dives
  • In case of cancellation by The Dive Academy of some dives due to weather conditions and if rescheduling isn’t possible within holiday’s timeframe, we will reverse to regular rates for the dives completed.
  • In case of cancellations due to sickness,  justified in writing by a Medical authority and if rescheduling isn’t possible within holiday’s timeframe, we will reverse to regular rates for the dives completed.
  • In Case of No show or refusal to dive on the day, no refund

Cancellation policy for courses and packages of courses
  • There is no refund on courses started.
  • In case of force majeur (sickness, family emergency, etc) the course can be stopped and continued at a later date, within 2 years of the start date​
  • For packages or combos of courses, in case of cancellation or non-completion by the client of some of the courses, we will reverse to individual regular prices for the courses started or completed.